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East Providence Police prep for new marijuana possession laws

EAST PROVIDENCE — Some five months after the General Assembly voted to approve legislation and Gov. Dan McKee signed it into law, residents 21-years-of-age and older were legally permitted to …
Barrington’s tree-lighting festivities moving indoors
Activities planned for the Barrington Tree Lighting event will be held indoors on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 3, because of the expected … Read More
Bristol postpones Grand Illumination to Sunday night
Because of expected bad weather, Bristol has postponed its traditional "Grand Illumination," the night when it lights the lights … Read More
Accolades and academic honors for BHS field hockey team
The 2022 Barrington High School field hockey team recently held its season-ending banquet, when head coach Anne Gasbarro announced a … Read More
Warren PD: A decapitated deer and a dog bite
Warren police received a grisly report of a mutilated deer, among other notable incidents from Nov. 21-28, 2022. Read More
Bristol PD: A bike on the bridge causes disturbance
Bristol PD responded to multiple vehicular accidents and made multiple arrests between Nov. 21-28, 2022. Read More
Westport kicks off the holiday season Sunday
Westport's holiday season officially begins late Sunday afternoon, when the Westport Recreation Department and Westport Land … Read More
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Pieces from the pandemic on display Dec. 2 in Barrington

On Friday, Dec. 2, the Mead Art Gallery at St. John's Church, 191 County Road in Barrington, is sponsoring an evening of "Covid Creations” — framed art as well as crafts that were created …

Bristol's Grand Illumination is Saturday night

Bristol's 2022 Grand Illumination will take place on Saturday, Dec. 3, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Burnside Building at 400 Hope St. The program will also be live streamed on …

Alisa Amador performs in 'Women's Voices' series

Newport Live and the Jamestown Arts Center present Alisa Amador in concert as part of its onoing “Women’s Voices” series. This show begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 18 …
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Sonia Inoue Sonia Wesson Whitin Inoue, age 70, of Colchester Vermont, died peacefully and surrounded by her loved ones on Thursday August 25, 2022 at the McClure Miller Respite House in Colchester. Born on Februa
Kristin Todd May 26, 1977 – November 30, 2022 |HAMILTON, MA – Kristin Ann Todd, 45, of Hamilton, MA, beloved wife of Matthew Patrick Todd, passed away November 30th, 2022, at Beverly Hospital with her
Marie Traverse East Providence|,92 of East Providence, passed away on Friday, November 18,2022 at Waterview Villa Nursing Home. Born August 31, 1930 in East Providence, she was the daughter of the late Joseph M. a
Mohs Surgery: The Gold Standard in Skin Cancer Treatment

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. It is estimated that 1 in 5 Americans will develop this disease in their lifetime, and 9,500 people are being diagnosed daily. Fortunately, …

Two Barrington Pop Warner teams headed to nationals The Barrington Pop Warner JV-1 and JV-2 cheer teams will compete at Pop Warner Nationals in Orlando, Fla. this month. The Barrington cheer teams finished in first place in their respective …
A chance at another cup for RWU women's rugby This weekend, the RWU women's rugby team will play for a chance to win the national D-II collegiate championship in Houston, Tex.
Deal places 18th at regional cross country championship Mt. Hope cross country runner Jessica Deal placed 18th at the Nike Northeast Regional Cross Country Championship in Wattipager, New York on Saturday. The freshman ran the three mile course that …
Knights knock off top seeds en route to D-IV girls’ soccer title CRANSTON — The old saying goes it’s difficult to beat a team three times during any given sports year, and the Providence Country Day girls’ soccer team gave credence to that …
Letter: Oh hail, the GOP's return to prominence

Welcome to the very slim Republican majority in the House of Representatives. Some voters eagerly await the restored elegance and wisdom of the Grand Old Party. Their slight ascendance was, of …

Letter: As Mayflower plan moves ahead, wind power prices skyrocket

Thanks very much for your informative report published on Nov. 23, 2022.  Information on this subject is typically only released in a favorable fashion by the regulators. I am quite sure …

Letter: Discourse falls aside as name-calling and polarity reigns

September of 2016 was when Hilary Clinton famously said that half of Trump’s supporters was a basket of deplorables. True or not, it's certainly not a phrase likely to endear one to …

Letter: All I want for Christmas

To the editor: After many years of soft warm lighting (that still exists on the bridges and snowflakes) I'm trying to adjust to the new replacement bulbs in our town lamp posts. I just hope a …

Letter: A close enough call with a Fisher Cat

Although Fisher Cats are considered crepuscular animals (dawn and twilight feeders along with red fox, opossums and many others) one wasn’t paying any attention to that when a visitor in the …

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